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Mexican inmates' kin seek answers after deadly prison riot in Monterrey

Mexican inmates' kin seek answers after deadly prison riot in Monterrey

The families of some prisoners at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, gathered outside the facility Thursday after a brawl left about 50 inmates dead and 12 injured.

In the absence of news about their loved ones, others turned to a local agency, Ciudadanos en Apoyo a los Derechos Humanos, or Citizens in Support of Human Rights, for comfort.

“Every family is going to have to pick up the body of their loved one,” Sister Consuelo Morales, who has visited the prison for years, said in a phone interview from Monterrey. “The families need to start the process of acceptance, to know the truth.”

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